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Get the Power of a WordPress Site Without Tech Headaches

Wish you could have a WordPress site without tech headaches? Look no further!

Whether you are a budding entrepreneur, aspiring author, or starting freelancer – you need a solid web presence. Many companies choose to get their footing on social media first, but they should always be wary of building their primary following on a platform they do not have full control over. With that said, business/author/public figure profiles are an integral part of conducting business, but they will never replace the website in terms of building credibility and sharing content in a universal format.

Be Wary of Bad Advice

Many novices recommend trying drag and drop solutions like Weebly, Wix, and Squarespace to build your website. These platforms claimed to be designed with basic tech users in mind. While that may be accurate, they also lack the security and customization options that serious authors and business people need. Adding these features can become costly, and without many of the features offered by other platforms, folks tend to outgrow their Wix/Weebly/Squarespace sites quickly. WordPress, on the other hand, has maintained their position at the head of the pack in terms of SEO relevancy, customization, and easy to implement upgrades and software features. (Plus, the fact that it’s open source means that it is FREE and easy to find support for.)

Get Started Today!

I would love to help you get started using WordPress from the get-go. Making the transition from other platforms later on down the line can be costly and time-consuming, which is something I, unfortunately, found out the hard way. (And I am certainly not alone!)

If you want a no-nonsense, step-by-step tutorial on how to set up a WordPress Website with easy to follow video instructions – I can help. I’ve orchestrated a WordPress Workshop that will take you through the steps of setting up a WordPress site FROM SCRATCH. The videos and books can be completed on your own time, at your own pace, and the included specialized checklists will ensure that you are ready to go with a professional, functional, secure website from day one.

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Your Yearly Marketing Plan

You Need a Marketing Plan

Really and truly, if you want to see persistent growth of your business, website, or blog then you need a marketing plan. Without a plan, you can’t expect to see results or replicate them if by some miracle you happen to succeed. This marketing plan includes 52 (one for each week!) marketing strategies you can begin employing RIGHT NOW to get your name out there, present yourself as an expert in your field or niche, and bring paying customers your way.

For a limited time I’m offering my guide to marketing and business growth for $12.00. For $1 per month you’ll get 52 different strategies for building your brand and boosting your credibility. Act now, before it’s too late!

How to Survive Without Photoshop as a Blogger – Seriously

survive-without-photoshopSo you’ve decided you want to blog, but you’re stuck on what to do for all the cool images that you’re SURE you’ll need. You’ve looked at posts like mine which share great places to get stock photos, or you have a great camera to take your own images, but what now?

Now, you learn about the joys of wishing you had Photoshop. No, really. Between Adobe Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Premiere Elements, and Adobe Lightroom, there are very few photography issues which can’t be resolved. (This assumes, of course, that you’ve dedicated sufficient time and energy to learning the software.)

For those of us who either don’t have the time and energy to commit to learning how to use these sophisticated programs or don’t want to invest that kind of money into something that isn’t turning a profit, or that they haven’t tried before – have no fear! There are many low cost and (my favorite price) free alternatives to things like Adobe Photoshop and Corel Paint Shop Pro, and surviving without Photoshop is 100% possible.

I’ll be writing posts about my favorite Photoshop alternatives in the coming weeks, as well as tutorials about how you can best utilize these tools and apps which make photo editing easy. (No one wants to let their pics hit the net before they’re ready.)  I promise that not having Photoshop doesn’t mean that you can’t blog, or that you won’t be able to create some fantastic images like the ones you’ve seen on other blogs and sites like Pinterest.

I know there are a myriad of iOS programs as well. If I cover your device and miss your favorite photo editing tool, let me know! I’d love to let my readers know about it.

Additional Posts in this Series:

Introduction :: 3 Free Alternatives to Photoshop :: 3 Free Android Photo Apps